Kent Coast Path: Littlestone to Dymchurch

Take a journey of nostalgia on this walk through the ages and be greeted by the chirp of the steam railway.

While venturing along this wonderful walk, explore the small coastal village of Littlestone home to a lifeboat station which regularly responds to calls out to sea. Littlestone beach is beautifully peaceful and is the perfect escape from the bustle of daily life!

Out at sea, there is a concrete section of Mulberry Harbour, built-in 1944 for the Dunkirk Landings, which is now a reminder of the military heritage in this area.

Head past the popular sandy beach and village of St Mary’s Bay, also known as ‘The Bay’. The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway has its own station here with direct access to this stunning beach.

As you continue to follow the England Coast path towards Dymchurch, there is plenty to do in the bustling coastal village of Dymchurch which has something for every taste, from amusements to the wonderful heritage trail! Head to the thrilling amusements or even try out the Dymchurch Heritage Trail where you can discover the history of the buildings and people who once lived here.

End this wonderful walk, by admiring the striking English Heritage Dymchurch Martello Tower, which is part of a chain of small defensive forts built by the British government between 1805 and 1812.

Route Overview

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Starting Point

The Victorian Drink Fountain, Littlestone


Allow 1 hour 30 minutes


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Kent Coast Path: Littlestone to Dymchurch

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Travel by bus to reach Littlestone and Dymchurch.



Wave 102 bus services run from Dymchurch to Littlestone.

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Paid parking is available in Littlestone.




Maps and Guidebooks

Explore Kent has produced a detailed leaflet for this walk, produced in 2019. Available to download from Explore Kent’s website or request a hard copy from Explore Kent.

Food & Drink

A selection of tea shops and restaurants in Littlestone, plus pubs and cafés in Dymchurch.

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